Episode 110 A Pressing Mental Health Crisis

Whether it’s housing, consent, entrepreneurship, or reproductive freedom, this series’s issues all overlap with the need for adequate and affordable mental health care in America. In the final episode of the season, hosts Gina Brillon and Kimberly Brooks reflect on the crucial need for mental health approaches that result in positive outcomes. They’ll also share examples of states that can serve as models for others underperforming and provide resources for individuals who need support.

For mental health resources, check out Tricia Hersey’s Nap Ministry, which explores rest as resistance. Black Girls Smile provides gender-responsive and culturally-affirming mental wellness education, resources, and support for Black women and girls. For affordable online support with your mental health, check out Better Help and Pride Counseling provides professional therapy to the LGBTQI++ community.

Episode Partners

Pride Counseling

Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, your identity, or just need someone to talk to, we believe help should be accessible to everyone. Individuals in the LGBTQ community suffer from mental health issues at a disproportionately high rate, and we wanted to help. By providing online therapy to the LGBTQ community, we make help accessible and accepting of everyone. We provide a platform for people to get the help they need affordably and conveniently. Message your therapist whenever an issue arises. Schedule sessions that work with your schedule.


Black Girls Smile

Black Girls Smile provides gender-responsive and culturally-affirming mental wellness education, resources, and support geared toward Black women and girls.


Nap Ministry

The Nap Ministry was founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. Our “REST IS RESISTANCE” framework and practice engages with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together.


Better Help

BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).


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